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Once again, it is our pleasure to bring you the latest Johns Hopkins Nursing publication, Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation. Stephanie Poe and Kathleen White, two of the original developers of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines, edited this book, and they have included many other Johns Hopkins nurses as authors of chapters and vignettes in order to share what we have learned as we continue to refine our model.

Three years ago, Sigma Theta Tau published Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines, which was also written by a team of nurse leaders and faculty from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. The book enjoyed tremendous success, was listed as one of the top 10 selling books from Nursing Knowledge International for 2008, and was praised by reviewers for presenting a practical and user-friendly approach to evidence-based practice (EBP). It focused on the development of the Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model and presented step-by-step guidelines for planning and developing an EBP program.

Since that publication, Johns Hopkins Nursing has continued to focus on developing evidence-based practice, creating a culture of critical thinking and ongoing learning for both students and nursing staff, and fostering a professional environment where evidence supports clinical, educational, and administrative decision making. Nonetheless, numerous barriers to EBP integration by nurses remain in clinical settings. Our experience has proven the importance of planning the implementation of EBP as a strategic initiative and developing a systematic approach to translating evidence into practice. These strategies and the development of successful partnerships between the hospital and the school of nursing, and between the nursing services and hospital administration, are critical for teaching, using, and sustaining EBP.

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation provides additional advice on meeting the complex challenges associated with EBP implementation and translation. The authors have included numerous practical examples that illustrate key considerations in implementing EBP and translating findings into practice. The book includes a helpful discussion of important steps, including

  • Leadership and planning for EBP

  • Identification, measurement, monitoring and evaluation of outcomes

  • Translation techniques

  • Dissemination techniques

We hope you enjoy this book and the value it can add to your EBP.

Karen Haller, PhD, RN, FAAN

Vice President for Nursing and Patient Care Serivces, Chief Nursing Officer

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland

Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Baltimore, Maryland

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